On the road: Lidl US, Folsom, PA

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It was not only larger than I expected – about 30% bigger than the stores I saw in Europe – it had more staff, more produce and just…more.

Shelf life wizardry & magic PLU stickers

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To what end will we go to extend shelf life?

On the road: Giant Heirloom Market

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The next stop on my DIY Retail Tour following the PMA Fresh Connections Retail conference is a brand new banner for Giant Food Stores. 

On the Road: Sprouts Farmers Market, Philadelphia

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Even if you’ve seen 100 Sprouts Farmers Market stores, you still need to see the one in Philadelphia.

CPMA packaging innovations favor sustainability

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Innovations on the show floor tell me the produce industry is responding to consumer demand for less plastic and more sustainable options.

Half Your Plate Hockey Classic ends with shootout

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If you’ve never been to a Half Your Plate Classic hockey game, you’re missing out.

On the Road: Marché Jean-Talon, Montréal

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If you've got some extra time in Montréal and want to see some retail, I highly suggest a stop by the Marché Jean-Talon. 

Plastic-free efforts go bananas…literally

- Produce with Pamela
Are banana leaves the future of packaged produce?

E-commerce: the enemy of produce brands?

- Analysis
Everybody in this business wants to see how their product is handled at retail. Why aren’t we looking for it online, too?

Walmart drops the ball with Savings Catcher cancellation

- Analysis
Users are livid that Bentonville, AR-based Walmart Inc. is cancelling its Savings Catcher program, which allows shoppers to scan their receipts and collect savings for items sold at a lower price at local competitors.